With the release of NBA 2k22, we now have the official NBA 2k22 Badge Guide for up to 80 badges, which are not limited to just one category. NBA 2k22 MyCareer badges are earned based on how you play, who you hang out with, and how good your usual attributes are.
How to unlock badges
Badges are divided into a number of categories. These include shots, shots, playmaking, and defense/rebounding. You can unlock badges by earning points for each skill via your in-game performance associated with that skill. For example, getting heists and blocks will build points for defense/rebound.
Once you have enough badge points for a skill, you can then choose one of the specific skill badges. The NBA 2k22 Badge Gear is a new addition to this year’s game and allows you to quickly and easily switch between the badges you’ve equipped.
NBA 2k22 Badge Guide: Finishing Badges
Acrobat – Enhances the ability to reach high difficulty scores. Spin attempts, half spin, jump, euro step, cradle, reverse, and change throw attempts are a big push.
Backdown Punisher – Increases the chances of a player succeeding in undoing their opponent. It allows players to have more success than usual when undoing a defender in the paint.
Dream Shake – Increases the chances that the defender will bite when making fake actions at the post. Post-serve moves create a higher chance of stunning the defender. Also, shot attempts that follow post movements and shoot fakes have an increased payout rate.
Dropstepper – Improves the player’s ability to effectively use drop-steps in a post. It allows for more success when trying to perform fall and jump steps, as well as better protection of the ball while performing these movements at the post.
Fast Twitch – Speeds up your standing workout or diving around the edge
Fearless Finisher – Improves the player’s ability to transform contact extensions.
Strengthens the player’s ability to absorb contact and continue to finish. It also reduces the amount of energy lost from slow contacts.
Giant Slayer – Increases the effectiveness of ball passes on taller defenders. Boosts the shot ratio of trying to throw the ball when it doesn’t match a taller defender and reduces the chance of being intercepted.
Grace Under Pressure – Boosts effectiveness in shots standing under or near the basket
Hook Specialist – Increases post-hook shot percentage. Gives impetus to spread hooks taken from any distance.
Lob City Finisher – Improves the chances of completing a successful alley dunk/throw. Improves a player’s ability to successfully finish throwing the ball in an alley or dunk. The photo must be taken before the receiver landed.
Unlimited Takeoff – Dive, and stop is preferred from a long take-off distance
Mouse in The House – Gives a boost when throwing the ball if the opponent is much smaller
Post Turn Technician – Improves turning or steering ability to operate effectively. Attempting to do spins or subsequent rotations results in more efficient movements, and less chance of stripping.
Posterize – Improves the likelihood of your opponent’s appearance
Pro Touch – Gives an extra boost to get a good throw timing. Gives an extra boost to shooting a little early, a little late, or excellent shot timing in passes.
Putback Boss – Increases the shot percentage when attempting to bounce after an offensive bounce. Enhances shooting attributes for a player attempting to pass the ball or sink right after an attacking rebound.
Rise Up – Easy to immerse under the basket
Slithery Finisher – Improves the player’s ability to avoid contact when attacking the edge. Increases the player’s ability to glide through traffic and avoid contact during rallies and edge finishes.
Tear Dropper – Increases the chance of hitting floats and runners. Improves the player’s ability to defeat buoys and runners.
Unobstructed* – protects the ball while trying to take a throw-in or a dunk pass
Ankle Breaker – Improves the likelihood of freezing or dropping a defender during dribble moves.
Bail Out – Increases the chances of successfully completing a pass from mid-air.
Break Starter – Improves a player’s ability to make effective outlet passes after grabbing a rebound.
Bullet Passer – Improves a player’s ability to quickly pass the ball. Speeds up how quickly a player gets the ball out of their hands as well as the velocity of the pass.
Dimer – Boosts the shot percentage for open teammates on jump shots after catching a pass.
Downhill– Increases overall speed with the ball in transition. Gives a bonus to a player’s Speed With Ball attribute in fastbreak situations.
Floor General – Teammates receive an offensive attribute bonus when player is in the game. Gives offensive attribute boosts to teammates when on the floor.
Glue Hands* – Improve the ability to catch difficult passes and quickly put the ball on the floor
Handles for Days– Reduces the amount of energy lost when performing dribble moves. A player takes less of an energy hit when performing consecutive dribble moves.
Hyperdrive * – Increases the dribbling skills while on the move
Needle Threader– Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense. When passing through a tight window between defenders, a boost is given to the player’s passing ability.
Post Playmaker* – Boosts the shot percentage on passes made out of the post to a shooter
Box– Improves player’s ability to box out opponents. Strengthens a player’s ability to effectively box out opponents in anticipation of a rebound.
Brick Wall – Increases the effectiveness of screens and drains energy from opponents on physical contact. This badge makes it tougher for the defense to get through or around screens.
Chase down Artist – Raises the chances of getting a chase-down block. Boosts the speed and leaping ability of a player when he is chasing down an offensive player in anticipation of a block attempt.
Clamps– Boosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter. Defenders have access to quickly cut-off moves and are more successful when bumping or hip riding the ball handler.
Defensive Leader – Boosts the defensive abilities of teammates when in the game. Lifts the defensive abilities of teammates when on the court. Also, at the Hall of Fame level, can see potential shot percentages of opposing players.
Hustler * – A player that has a nose for the ball
Let us know what you think of the badges this year, and opinions on the new ones, too.